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(Joint Custody)
7. JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY
(1) The husband and wife will have joint custody of the child(ren) and the child(ren) will have their primary residence in the home of the wife, and the wife will have the day-to-day care and control of the child(ren).
(2) The child(ren)'s best interests will always be paramount.
(3) There will be full disclosure between the parties on all matters affecting the welfare of the child(ren) and the parties will confer as often as necessary to resolve any such matter.
(4) The husband will have the right to visit frequently with the child(ren) outside the wife's residence as often as is reasonably convenient to the wife, husband and child(ren). Visits will include, but not be limited to, the following times:
(i) two days each week from .m. until .m.
(ii) every second weekend from at .m. until at .m.;
(iii) one month each summer;


(iv) one-half of the spring school vacation;
(v) one-half of the Christmas vacation.
(5) If the wife predeceases the husband, the day-to-day care and control of the child(ren) will revert to the husband.

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(Option Number 1: Passports)
(7) The wife will have the right to obtain passports for the child(ren) and the husband consents to the issuance of same.
(Option Number 2: Passports)
(8) Neither party will apply to obtain passports for the child(ren) without the written consent of the other, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld.
(The following paragraphs may also be considered, but their value may be more therapeutic than legal)
(Option Number 3
(9) The husband and wife acknowledge that the other is a devoted, loving parent and that it is essential for the welfare of the child(ren) that they have as much contact with the husband as is reasonable.
(Option Number 4
(10) Definition of Joint Custody:


It is the intention of the parents in agreeing to joint legal custody that each of them will continue to have a full and active role in providing a sound moral, social, economic and educational environment for the child(ren) and continue that support

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child(ren). In accepting the broad grant of privileges conferred by this joint custodial arrangement upon each of the parents, they specifically recognize that these powers will not be exercised for the purpose of frustrating, denying, or controlling in any manner the social development of the other parent. The parents will exert their best efforts to work co-operatively in future plans consistent with the best interests of the child(ren) and in amicably resolving such disputes as may arise.
(11) Alternation of Custody during Summer Vacation:
The parents agree that from the date of (e.g. one week after the termination of the school year until the date two weeks in advance of the commencement of the ensuing school year), the residential care of the child(ren) will be changed (as to each child) from the designation above to the care of the other parent who will for that period of time have the primary day-to-day responsibility for the guidance and upbringing of the child(ren).
(12) Mediation
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